Sweatshops and Fast Fashion


A small factory where workers are paid very little and work many hours in very bad conditions:

Sweatshop conditions

Cammbridge Dictionary

Fast Fashion

Clothes that are made and sold cheaply, so that people can buy new clothes often:

Instead of having two seasons, fast fashion gives us new variations on T-shirts and jeans every week.
The underwear we sell is about luxury, not fast fashion.

Cambridge Dictionary

Fast Fashion’s Effect on People, The Planet, & You | Patrick Woodyard | TEDxUniversityofMississippi

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8 mrt. 2017

Mindful business: While working for a microfinance firm in Trujillo, Peru, Patrick was introduced to the broken Peruvian footwear industry made up of over 100,000 shoemakers who possess remarkable talent yet lack access to consistent work, fair-wages, and brand access to established international markets. Having had extensive exposure to such potential juxtaposed with a lack of access in other developing countries, Patrick developed a vision to push the fashion industry in a new direction by serving as one of the first fashion brands to deliver a superior yet ethically-produced product to consumers.
Patrick is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nisolo. Patrick graduated from the Croft Institute for International Studies and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. His experience using business as a force for good has led him across the globe ranging from Kenya and Uganda to Argentina and Peru.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
I bet the 13 dislikes are from the H&M head office 😂
Kiya M
So all of our teachers made us watch this…
Victor Hermes Torres Tomara
Who’s pretending watching this because they had to do it for homework? Probably no one
Judith Mitchell
Hard ask in the end there. I am a seamstress. Getting my customers to pay me a living wage is a constant struggle. I believe that the fast fashion world has devalued my skill. I believe that the dumping of secondhand cheap clothing in Africa is crippling local textile artists, tailors and seamstresses.
For anyone who cares, Nisolo shoes are incredibly high quality, fairly priced, and from a business perspective, their customer service is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Additionally, the company is entirely transparent. They release an impact report every year and it is awesome.
Sloan Chessman
Nisolo sounds like a great company, and Im sure it is, but why start up another clothing company when resale shops and thrift stores are overburdened with clothes and accessories that have already been produced? If more people would get off of the fast fashion bullet train, and get on the slow fashion train, there wouldn’t be a need to start up new clothing companies. We need to stop the madness, and we can do this by purchasing used clothing and accessories. I’m 54 years old, I grew up in a home with 5 siblings. We weren’t rich, so my mother either bought the material and made our clothing, or she bought clothing for the family from garage sales, resale shops and thrift stores…..and we were always very well dressed. I have carried that through my own life to my own 2 children, even though my husband and I jointly earn $300k a year. With the exception of undergarments, I refuse to purchase anything new….I even buy my vehicles pre-loved. I don’t want to be part of the problem, I want to be part of the solution! We only get one planet earth to live on, so we MUST educate ourselves and become very mindful about every purchase that we make because our planet along with the unfairly treated garment workers are who and what is baring the burden of the real cost of “fast fashion”, and the only ones who are really getting anything out of it are the CEOs and executives of these ruthless companies!
Juliya Avidor
Ditch the leather and I’m with you all the way
Judith Mitchell
I would like to see a follow up on this talk in about two years time.
Does anyone know where I can find the sources of these statistics? I’m giving a talk on this, but I have to source scholarly articles not just a youtube video…..
Pamela B
Patrick. Thank you. I am so excited that I now have an ethical shoe and handbag site to buy my goods.
Caitlin Johnson
Fantastic! I have a pair of Nisolo shoes, and I love them. Saving up for a second pair right now!
I am listening to this for preparing my exam…….
Fashion industry now days is running in such a bad circle system….to the environment and to our future. Im just feeling so sad…
Riccardo Pedol
This video is literally the longest ad I’ve ever seen.
Kate Kilgannon
So how much do they get paid a day?
jessie mayfield
So glad Ted gave this forum I’m “zero waste” and they never mentioned this which should be 2nd important part of being green 🌎
I haven’t buy new clothes for many years.

Sweatshops: A Sad Truth that still continues

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9 jun. 2020

— 35 Ethical & Sustainable Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion —

Fast Fashion: Sweatshops

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28 apr. 2014

April 24th marked the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. It was an incident that sparked an international debate about where we source or clothes and our so-called addiction to ‘fast fashion’.
Fast fashion means more choice for the consumer and more revenue for the retailer. But, what does it mean for everything – and everyone – in between?

‘The True Cost’ – Official Trailer

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24 apr. 2015

‘The True Cost’ – Official Trailer
Rent or own the film today! Visit http://truecostmovie.com for more details.

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Original Song ‘I Want It All’ by Natalie Taylor – Available on iTunes: http://apple.co/1DWdeBt

Director: Andrew Morgan
Producer: Michael Ross
Sound Mix & Design: Michael Flowe
Composer: Duncan Blickenstaff
Exec. Producers: Livia Firth & Lucy Siegle
Vincent Vittorio & Christopher L. Harvey
Untold in association with Life Is My Movie Entertainment

Alex Taylor
Sorry but the this phenomenon is not exclusive to fashion and is a larger problem within the confines of modern capitalism.
I think instead of trying to find some “not fast fashion brand”, people can try to buy less clothes, honestly being stylish doesn’t mean we have to have a full closet. This is the least we can do, and also a great tip for saving up money 🙂
Samuel Lee
While we’re fighting for the best deals- our neighbours are fighting for their lives.
This movie had me in tears I had no idea how bad it was. I have started to change my shopping habits. I am hoping to find more thrift stores in my area and reliable brands
I’m Pakistani and this has me in tears to see the torture these people go through! I live in the uk and I have started to stitch my own clothes! Makes me feel abit more happy that no one had to suffer to make my outfit!
Maria Exodus Bosconovitch
“My god, we can do better than this.”
Abdul Kader
Eco-friendly brands aside for a moment people. Is this not a governments issue? Either way the consumer and worker is screwed without proper governmental intervention. If we stop buying their cheap goods, millions of people will be without work and thrown back into poverty and if we do buy their goods they are employed but in a rubbish enviroment. Clearly at some stage the consumers need to pull a prank on the government i.e. refusing to buy this clothing until work environments are improved etc.    I just don’t think the solution is as simple as “buy eco-friendly” to save the poor people from their horrid working environments while at the same time basically throwing them on the streets.
anika k
these kind of documentaries make me feel super grateful that i was born in a good family in a good country. but yet again i forget about it and turn back into the selfish person i’ve grown to be.
Kara Tao
I thought that my clothes came from little factories, all clean and tidy with stylish workers. After watching this movie, I was all wrong. This movie is so naked, so real. We need to spread this to everyone, to schools, to our friends, to our family. One part of this movie that impacted me the most is when I saw the last part of the movie. I just cried when the screen panned from hungry shoppers to miserable workers. Wow, now I realize why the fashion industry is so big and so rich. I’m such an idiot _.
Andreas Martin Friedrich
I think this is an awesome movie and it was about time that somebody films this. but there is something that bothers me (at least in the trailer) It portrays only western countries as the “bad selfish shoppers”. I’d like to give anyone a tour in shopping areas of cities of mainland china or taiwan so that you see how apathetic people can become. this is not just about clothes, also about the food. People have totally lost the touch with the origin of the products they use and consume. They have no idea where something comes from, how it is made, and the value of the original raw material. And they don’t bother knowing. Yes, I know, many in the western world as well, but trust me, here (in chinese speaking countries) its a lot worse.
Kit Lofroos
just even watching the trailer is powerful!
Keenan Smith
This movie is very much needed in the fashion community today, especially the fast fashion market, the majority of these workers labor for those brands within that price point. However, change is easier said than done and as an individual who has been working his way up the fashion ladder, most of those working in the other side (brands, publicists, stylists, editors, etc) our main concern is to reach the consumer. We can blame the brands and governments all we want but it is Indeed the consumer demand and the factories themselves (those not vertically integrated into a particular brand or owned by the company itself) that are the driving forces behind these horrible conditions and results. It comes down to cost really, even human labor is grouped into this cost most brands pay to these factories. But the solution is not so easy… Brands and the factories both have what is known in the business world as “overhead” costs which is everything it takes to keep the factory running to turn these raw materials into wearable items. If such costs were raised to accommodate appropriate and fair labor conditions the entire fast fashion market would tank…Indeed the whole system as it stands now would tank because everything would have to get marked up even more so. Then the consumer (including ALL of us) would complain about cost of clothing. That cheap Walmart graphic tee for $5 would be $50. Thereby forcing all the other price points to increase to reflect the higher value proposition. The entire retail system is based on marking items up after wholesale. That’s why most companies don’t manufacture in America because the cost is too great for them…we have labor laws to protect workers’ rights but the manufacturing in the US has been dying mostly from these overhead costs of employee wages and benefits. It’s a long and arduous journey we all face to fix this but it certainly won’t happen overnight. I am, however, glad and hopeful that this will spurn the beginning of change in business models, consumer education and more importantly consumer demand to hold the companies they purchase from to be socially responsible for who they do business with to get these products out to us.
Shaun Baumberger
I was quite intrigued watching this movie and was in complete support of your movement, right until I visited your website and saw how you are distributing the movie. How can you credibly criticize companies operating sweatshops, but then distribute the movie through Apple iTunes, thereby indirectly supporting companies operating those sweatshops (like Foxconn) and further fostering the very capitalist system, whose sustainability you are questioning in the documentary?
Yaba D'Aba Due
The song lyrics are chilling “I want it all and I’ll use you to get it”. Devastating! I read a previous comment that said this is just the growing pains of developing countries. That may be true but that doesn’t mean it’s right. People in the developed world should know that these things are happening so they don’t unknowingly support these abuses.
Jarom Gregson
The issue this movie describes really comes down to the fundamental nature of humans. In early human history, more food equals more power, because everyone needs food, so you give people food, and in turn, they do stuff for you. Now, food can be bought with money, so money is power. People in power aren’t evil, but naturally, an individual who has power will do what they can to maintain that power. They want to help other people, but to do that, they need to make sure their power is unmatched. Unfortunately, larger corporations are focussed too much on maintaining power and not on using it for good. The idea behind globalization was phenomenal. Even if the worker’s conditions are horrible, they are better than their neighbours: They are rich because they can work, even in those terrible conditions. The way capitalism works in this scenario is that the companies will lower wages and working conditions until the people can’t handle it. Those people lose their jobs and then struggle, many will die. The company moves on to stronger people, strong enough to handle the worse conditions and the lower wages. They will settle on the cheapest they can get. Now here’s my recommendation for how you can change this. Don’t buy so much clothing, it might be cheap, but a good coat can be worn for years, and boots or good shoes can be worn for decades if treated well. You don’t need more than a dozen shirts. You can get by a week with a shirt a day, three maybe four pairs of pants, and a single sweater. Wash, rinse, repeat. It’s a healthier lifestyle, and saves you a lot of money.
Klara Kruki
Watching this movie have changed my life.
Yes, always wanting more for giving less is the ultimate perversity that will destroy humans…
Jonathan Mayorga
Sammi talked about this documentary, being a fashion major im about to educate myself more about this… 🙂
Marzia brought me here, and I’m so glad she did.
This Had me in tears just from the trailer. Real issues that matter.. fucking wake up everyone. So so sad
María Macaroff
Great! Superb! Every little act that we do has a repercusion … Let’ s start
The CBD Expert, Dr. Rachna Patel
Incredibly insightful documentary! Thank you so much.
“Alguns preocupados com o concurso mundial de misses Outros em tirar irmãos de debaixo das marquises, rest in peace”
Leno jelli
This film has taught me that its hard to make clothing and shoes. No wonder my Jordans cost so much.
Lee Stock
everyone says how shameful the human race is after watching this video but then they go out and keep buying these clothes that put these people in such horrible conditions, it a cycle that will never stop because people don’t want to sacrifice things for people they will never meet
Sabrina G
“I live just to get what I want.” Sadly, this is what I thought when I saw the Black Friday scene in the movie. It looks like people are in a rush to buy a bunch of things before they die.
Neko Girl 562
I watched this in class today and this has changed me
demode atelie
incredible! i know for the reality, but i see now the reality and my eyes cry :'(
“If the son of Adam had two valleys full of gold, he would long for a third.” – Prophet Muhammad
David Wu
Natalie Taylor. Nice song , just purchased on iTunes! 🙂
Brittany Daniel
This was such a great documentary!!!! Spreading the word any way I can!!!
Larus Delawarensis
I wonder if this young man spreading the chemical over the plants is still alive..
Utterly heartbreaking, it’s the ‘earthlings’ for the earthlings. Thank you so much for making this documentary. It can’t be ignored and once watched I think many people are going to make some changes. I was shocked to my core in the same way I have been in the past watching slaughter house videos. How have we allowed a world to be created with such lack of care? And when there are so many people not cared for verses the people not caring, how is it possible that such a small number of people have such a huge grip over how the world is run??? I guess true protest in the modern world is done through our wallets.
Living Beyond The Mat
Incredible movie, this should be compulsory viewing to all kids in secondary school…
Jaida Gehring
My geography teacher showed us this trailer and it had me in tears… my God, we can do better than this.
Lagan Meyer
“my god, we can do better than this” ugh that just got me for some reason
this documentary needs to be showed in every high school, every college.
Everyone should have the opportunity in their lives to sew at least one clothing item for themselves just so that they can get an idea what is involved.  Even considering the much greater efficiency of garment workers who sew things all day every day, the exercise will show you just how much work goes into the making of even relatively simple items.  Due to the nature of cloth, clothing production does not lend itself well to automation, so everything you wear has some work in it that was done by a garment worker.
Peter Janik
Know your product story behind, ecology is in our hands….
I watched the movie and its heart breaking I never knew something like this even existed I totally recommend everyone to watch it
Charlie Bradley Ross
Wow – I can’t wait for this. Let’s hope it makes it to the mainstream.
Frederic Orr
Great trailer and an amazing film – must watch
Maria Hazzard
this trailer gives me goose bumps, look at what we did, I’m so grateful for the people who decided to make this film
Marcelo Amorim
Excelente o documentário!!
Ysf Krwn
I’ve watched this movie countless times, and I still love it to this day. This movie gives me a sense of purpose in my life.
Angela Gumbs
Zara owner : As of late September 2018, Ortega had a net worth of $70 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the sixth-wealthiest in the world.
Rubaiat Imam
Bless the activists! If it weren’t for them no one would be taking blame. However, whenever I see these documentaries, I feel there is always one link missing from the chain – the business owners of these countries. The western clients have been made to feel responsible by these activists, but the local businesses and the local population at large have a very defensive idea. After the building fell killing so many one such business rep came to a local talk show and said, we shouldn’t call them ‘owners’ because really, Allah (God) owns everything – sort of taking cover under the belief that death comes to us when god wills it, it isn’t insured. The population at large (you’ll find instances of them among these comments) also defend them because they employ people – making not providing a safe workplace or humanly wages acceptable. Within your trailer there wasn’t one display of the house or car of such a business owner. If you raised prices in the west, the next step should be to ensure that some of it goes where it was intended, instead of financing the latest Mercedes sedan. I do know there has to be a profit incentive for these people, but I do believe they can do better if they wanted.
Baby Hero
Such a powerful story and one that deserves to be told loud and clear. The industry as it stands today cannot continue. “This enormous industry is generating so much profit. Why is it that it is unable to millions of its workers properly?”  That statement sums it all.
Kristen Leo’s comment section brought me here!! M so glad to know about this. Will do my best best best on the same. Will never stop learning and watching behind the veil.
Lilly Knopf
wow! this is crazy! never thought of these things.. Thank you for making this video.
this makes me feel so sad and bad  i wish i could help and make the world a better place
Fra /
Does anyone know where this documentary can be found in italian?
WarriorSlave Alternative Media Magazine
A great eye-opening movie. Well done.
“My god we can do better than this” Was that Richard Wolff?
Snooze Q
The song in the trailer is: Natalie Taylor- I Want It All
g a
I came he after Maria’s video. So inspirational. Thank you marzia.
Avery Bow
I’m so excited to see this! Thank you!
Emily Hummingbird
I’ve always loved thrifting, but now I really do. :’(
Princess Poppy
absolutely amazing movie. It changed me. Thank you!!
Riruka Dokugamine
I don’t understand why objects (cellphone, clothes, diamand, gold, ect..) are loved and people are used…. It shouldn’t be like this.
stephanie dejesus
I just saw this movie last night and it was so impacting on how what we wear has an even greater affect on the people who work super hard to make it. while we are wasting like 20 dollars on a T-shirt those people are ganing a penny per hour
Robert Cabral
BRILLIANT MOVIE!!! well done!
Simona Usnyte
First of all, we need to find our true style and see the difference between what do you truly like and what is just a stupid trend that promotes consumerism and buying clothes that are just popular for only one season
A question: Is pursuing capital as the core value of business and society impossible without slavery?
Irfan Hasan
excellent documentary
Sarah McQuade
And along with all of these lives, the lives of animals lost to the industry as well. We as a culture need to reevaluate our priorities.
Polish issues
We Americans NEED to watch this‼️
Palak jain
I don’t know what I can do but from now I will minimize my shopping expenses and try to donate my old clothes to a place where I know people will wear it and I will have utmost respect for each garment I wear
ComicBook Guy
Being at the top of the fashion food chain I can tell you, everything about fashion, and most everyone in fashion, is completely worthless.. that being said, sub-standard factories burning in impoverished countries also make tons of things unrelated to fashion.. Great documentary and song..
Alexander Pazmiño
Desde q vi este documental cambiaron totalmente mis hábitos y el no consumir este tipo de marcas
Valery LaColom
This is the best documentary i have ever seen no doubts. It made me cry, but the most important, it made me think.
marika cartwright
this brought tears to my eyes & heaviness to my soul *will not exploit people just so that we can have fashion *look & research where your clothes come from *there amazing new business models with integrity in place now to help people *look @ what humanities team *is puting together *lets stand up for the rights of others in our world
László Marosi
The best documentary I’ve ever seen. I can’t really express how thankful I am for the creators including the director, cinematographer, sound engineer, people who told the truth, everyone for putting effort into this masterpiece. Thank you! Only thing I don’t get: Why do these organic, fair trade brands use leather to craft boots or wallets? Respect for the exceptions though, e.g. People Tree and Stella McCartney. If someone is conscious enough to take responsibility for the fields and other human beings, they should also take responsibility for all other creatures on Earth including innocent animals as well. It’s irreconcilable for me to see companies fighting against gmo and exploitation, while they keep exploiting others. It’s simply nonsense.
Daniel Avram
Yeah, gave up a while ago… My main store supplier became trifstore now… You can’t beat those prices there…
Tami Orloff
Well done.  Love this.  Thank you for exposing some unknown truths.
Charles E. Darko
Share it with everybody you know, on Facebook, on the streets, school, work and everywhere. It has not all the views it should. It is not just clothes, it is everything. We have to open our eyes because one day we are going to pay to God.
What was hardest for me is watching what the children have to go through. No one should be raised in that.
Eduardo Picos E
Que tristeza tan grande 😔
Helene Cyr
One of my favourite and very meaningful documentary about human greed and unsustainable clothing industry we are presently in. Simply brilliant!
are there also positive examples in the documentary? Some stuff that gives you hope in the end? (like fairtrade projects and so on..)
rowdy yeats
Brand names… marketing… Yes, you may find yourself “paying up”… BUT… consider a television set… a finite number of channels… versus … satellite television with hundreds if not thousands of channels…. The nice thing about such places as The Gap is that they reduce “the noise”… by limiting choice… persons feel “less distracted”….. Workers’ Union(s), on an International Scale seems inevitable, as Karl Marx predicted… but if the new ruling class is as covetous as the old….
Jasmine Amelia Ulfah
please make this into vogue magazine
Orla v.
I work as a retail assistant for primark and sometimes I’m very ashamed of it. The amount of cheap crap they sell is unbelieveable. We get paid so well, Nearly double minimum wage. If they can afford to pay us so well why can’t they do the same for the producers?
Klara Kruki
I watch this trailer before I go shopping
Cheryl Williams
This movie is profound and life-changing!
Marica Guida
Everybody should watch this documentary…it is so interesting
its so easy for us to look away and ignore everything that is going on. Same with the meat industries even though everyone knows where the meat comes from and how its made. My god we can do better than this
The Day Family
how does this not even have 1mil views!
Hana R.
I watched this movie in grade 11 in my fashion class….We need to do better as a human race
קאַנטיינער ליכט
Hai amar Bangladeshhh 🙁 Bangladesh :'( ……
excellent job … sadly its a truth of many many . that many dont want to know .. they rather live a delusion that is an illusion .. ‘dont mention the garment workers’
The true cost – the true movie
Yen C
Thank you for making this documentary. I learn more now. It is a sad situation. As a consumer, we are responsible too. We have to shop responsibly. Don’t buy into the concept that we need fast fashion and view them as disposable. By recycling them does not help solving the problem.
Nizar Visram
Very educative and eye-opener. Exposes corporate greed and cheat
I truly wish I could do something to change my shopping habits, but unfortunately it can be really hard/nearly impossible to get away from those brands depending on where you live. I live in Geneva (Switzerland) and we only get like either H&M and Zara or super expensive brands like Louis Vuitton, no in between. We don’t have thrift stores. Trust me, if we had Goodwill I’d never set foot in H&M/Zara ever again. I usually wait until I can travel to do my annual shopping, but sometimes I just need some basic pieces that are so easy to find in stores like H&M. And I’m not a fan of online shopping. It’s really great and important to spread out the issue, but unless we start to work on creating more ethical brands that aren’t ridiculously expensive and that are available worldwide, it just makes us feel guilty and powerless
If we could make changable matter, then all you would really need, are about two of all your clothes.
Laura dell'orto
Is high fashion tho…better?like I really like drawing clothes and I think their supposed to be fundamental part to another expression of beauty and an art not at this cost obviously
Rosell Jardinico
Can anyone send some links or websites who caters unused clothes? I’m from Philippines and we recycled some clothes sometimes we got from our friends and relatives. We make it as rags, mops, and etc. as long as we can still use those textiles.
Maruly R.
Great movie all teens should watch.
I watched whole movie… I AM soooo Sad right now… That what some people do is ashamed for whole world…. I AM so angry and sad… Some people are dead because of some sily shirt or boots… Reast in PEACE….
B3cca sm7th
This is horrendous! Yet we are all to blame 😔 LORD Please come Quickly ……………
Markus Grey
Thank you. A wonderful film that everyone should see!
Does anyone knows more movies/docu’s about things like this?
Yasin Zayn
Humanity is very lower in Bangladesh garments factory
Sir Abduo
let’s talk movies “sudan” brought me here and Iam glad thanks Adnan for the review ❤
michelle heathcote
Do clothes mean this much to you? Death and this kind of abuse
odo Geming
Tidakkah kalian malu wahai manusia ? Kalian bersenang2 diatas kesedihan orang lain Terkutuklah kalian
Hamidreza Tahvildarzadeh
dove posso trovare la versione completa in italiano ? qualcuno lo sa ?
swati maurya
all the fast fashion brands have their manufacturing industries in developing countries like India and Bangladesh where workers are not even given sufficient amount of money, they are paid like Rs 20 or 30 for stitching one single garment that can’t even fulfill their basic needs & they sell it on really high prices.It’s high time now consumers need to know the true cost of the clothing.
This is why i’d rather fork out money for ethical clothing, than support slave labour
Also, I find it apropos of nothing that the lady’s shirt at 2:18 says ‘age of MAGA’. Make America Great Again…I can’t believe this is our reality.
Why shoot a movie – and not to spread it freely available to millions of people watched? The film has a price … if so – it is not meant to open eyes
For people that have seen it, what’s the name of the song that plays when the guy was explaining how clothes are advertised to solve our problems and they start showing a bunch of commercials? The lyrics went: “I’m here for the next high, the next guy, I pray to God next life…” Searched for it and nothing came up.
This was a great documentary. Not to overshadow what the message is, I’m gonna go ahead and say the soundtrack is badass. Also for inquiring minds, the song everyone keeps asking about is called “Next life” by souls. It’s only on Amazon from what I can find, annnnd you have to purchase the entire album. With that said, the show takes stabs at H&M, Zara, and forever 21 type stores because of the “fast fashion” at cheap prices. It’s pretty obvious that it’s shaming american consumerism (If that’s even a thing) for relying on outsourcing for all of our clothes and stuff. One woman says that the jobs they do could be worse (watch how they treat and process leather in India) and I agree with her. The moral of the story is that these groups want safer work environments for workers with fair wages, and I agree with that. There’s also a little mention of Monsanto (of course there is) and how they are poisoning the planet. Another lesson learned here is buy American and organic if you can. I just cant stomach buying a white t-shirt made out of 100% organic cotton/fair trade/eco-friendly/biodegradable/blah/blah for $200. Which obviously causes the shame on consumerism in America cycle. Unfortunately I’m part of that cycle, and until the aforementioned t-shirt price drops I’m not sure what else to do. Maybe join a nudist colony. They’ll find something wrong with that too.
Thank you Zosia Mamet for sending me here
What kind of clothes can I buy that will not cause harm to people in other countries?
krispy wingz
I feel greedy and wonder, “did someone lose someone, or their own life making this shirt.” Or “Whoever made my shirt, I am sorry”
Why then are clothes here in the U.S. So expensive for low quality?
Joy Bennett
Great doco. Everybody needs to see this. We need to reinvent the clothing industry – I don’t even use the word “Fashion” any more.
Paula Cruz Illanes
i need the subtitle in spanish please!!!!!!!!!!
Mariela Laura Díaz
Excelente documental sobre el lado oscuro de la moda en Europa y EEUU, acá en latinoamerica es un poco mas solapado pero también excite, involucra no solo la esclavitud sino también el medio ambiente, los valores humanos, estamos involucionando. es triste pero es verdad.
g h
Very good documentary and the song by Natalie Taylor I want it all sums up the point of the documentary in my opinion
This just shook me to the core and I haven’t even watched the documentary Oh my goodness. Trump needs to watch ths
This has shaken me up from my sweet dream of the Pakistanis/Cambodians/Indians having good jobs that can pay their bills. This is SHAME. This is nightmare. This has to END. And i’m thinking how to. (Any advice?)
Noura Mangaka
that why I don’t buy from any mall of famous brands I simply go to small shops where local or Indian or Chinese products which beautiful and simply costs
J. Ib.
I see you, Karl Marx.
Représente la Ts1
Revolutionary Healing
I am extremely picky about what I will purchase and I think that if everyone else thought the same way, there would be far less waste. Too many people don’t put any kind of thought and will purchase many things which they will quickly regret. There should also be more consideration put into design and that way there will be a much smaller but better quality selection. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing what most people around me wear in public.
Ruby Edmondson
1:34 , that kid teared me up. We say we can fix this, we SAY we can make earth better. But we can’t, we will never. Because those few people who are so needy for money. Say “Oh people are getting jobs” and “Oh this helps the enviroment.” What liars, because you know, people say things. People brainwash. Just look at the film, kids on the ground while mothers working. We are such spoiled brats. Pshh, nobody cares that all these lakes and rivers are a waste, no one cares that those people are drinking out of them. Look at the part where the man threw all those shoes away. To me, they looked good enough. I mean, a seam could be messed up or something but, there are people who need those! I feel like we think since our drinking water is good and since our lakes are clean, theirs are too, right? NO! Since our shoes are perfect and our clothing factories are good and we have good jobs they do too right? No! The 9/11 was years ago. After we got over that, we didnt care about other countries. Ugh we are garbage.
Peace ToAll
Truthful & awesome doc. As always, while us in the better world enjoying our luxurious material stuffs, poor ppl in some third world countries are suffering greatly, same with the “Blood Diamond” movie. Keep in mind that in third world countries those corporates or any $ Man could easily bribe their officials to ignore those toxic waste or any other problems.
I’d rather wear fur than wear Zara
Zan Zhin
The fashion magazine staff of NYC step over dead bodies on their way to get their Starbucks in the morning. The Hollywood celebrities wearing multi-thousand dollar dresses use as much energy in a single day to video a political pro-environment statement as a village in a third world nation uses in a year. The people behind these “Save the Planet” documentaries turn around and ride luxurious private jets and limousines in designer label gowns and formalwear to their awards shows.
Im still thinking when are poor countries ever gonna stop being poor? imcompetent? Always in need of help of developed countries? They’re so much more responsible for their poor lives.
Birdie Bowie
Absolutely shameful.
Xhoana Veshaj
I’m glad I thrift
kiki Lovely
When i saw Bangladesh i’ve thinked about my friend she is a good girl,and she comes from Bangladesh,i understood that she likes Italy but she miss her ilfe. She has lot to teach to me,she is very good and i think that maybe she has wieved that events in the videos. Sorry for my english i am italian
studiio xxmimsiixx
we should actually stop buying from that’s brands. I mean, come on… does that man have money on his mind all the time? god did not create us for this
Neeraj J
Mahipal sir recommended me for this video
Megan Davis
does anyone know the name of the song played in this trailer? mainly at the end?
This film shows how rich people get richer and poor ones poorer. Yes, this is the world we live in. Personally I don’t think that we as customers/consumers can do much about it. These are the problems that should be solved by those who have the power, sadly, those people don’t care.
Harish Iyyar
If we can’t get clean air, water and food for all then what is the use of our modern science and technology. We have become cheap people inspite of our so called growth.
Greta Navarauskaite
Wake up people from this nasty dream and be Love and Light ech ather 🙏🏻❤️🕊🌸🦋🐄🐖🐓🐟🌞🌸❤️
rowdy yeats
Well, if they really cared about “the workers” they could have gone overseas and built the factories themselves… they could do so now…. and they could monitor and make sure that the workers were not being “overworked”… BUT they would rather pay the factory owners this much, and not that much…. I get the impression that they do not really care about the workers… BUT what they truly desire is to simply replace the factory owners with a new set of owners, themselves … and then better wages, and better factories will be built…. If my suspicion is true, then … perhaps those factory implosions were the result of corporate acts of “terrorism”?…. Consider the “sweatshop factories” of New York… Would they care if the owners were “white” and one burned to the ground? Maybe…. It is historically how conditions for workers changed in New York, circa the early twentieth century, when workers perished in fires… but maybe only because the workers were “white”? … I see the political economy is best understood in the “light” of Eugenics…. They do not regard “coloureds” as “equals” or “betters”, but claim “being white” gives them a divine right to rule… And so, historically, you see The Crusades… you see “breeding programs”… Reservations, Ghettos, Concentration Camps…  Here is wisdom : stay away from organized religion… Those people are quite mad,… believing in things such as wonderbread, magic kool-aid, and holy hydrogen dioxide.. rituals…. They should have desired The Truth rather.
We are more Capitol than we think we are.
edrin lepcha
what the world has become
Alexis Underground
It is mostly people of color who suffer whilst the white people get to walk on runways and how at their own demand. ….let that sink in.
Haby D
This world has gone mad. People are literally dying because we want to look fashionable. As consumers, we can do what we can to live in a more sustainable and ethical way but people wanna make money no matter whether they’re in government or not. This is why it’s so difficult to change things. People are greedy and as long as they have money and power, having blood on their hands will never be a serious issue for them.
Kesley Gomes
But then, how do I know the place I’m buying from is not like that?
Sarah Vow
This is unbelievable sad and tragic. The pain and suffering is weaved in our clothes, their blood we pay with our cash, the mental damage we cause cannot be discript, not even by Freud, their health cannot be fixed for generations. There is so much to do, to say , to change and to save. But who will?
Amina Jamal
everyone is responsible for the dignity and safety of these workers ,we should be fighting for rights of all workers all over the world who are fulfilling the desires of the west or the rich all over the world at the expense of their health and safety The Prophet SAW said everyone is a shepherd,which means we all are responsible for everyone who is in our care,in workplaces ,in our homes ,even animals and plants etc ,we will be questioned on how we treated all of them there is accountability for every action and ALLAH SWT is the judge May we make ease in the lives of all who we meet and employ Aameen
The Royal BabooSahab
I am 19 and am afraid. Afraid as what kind of ‘hell’ I am going to leave for my yet to come generations in the name of ‘planet Earth’? I am really clueless. Any answer please?
to anyone who has seen this- are there ANY scenes with animals being tortured to get fur/leather ? I really need to know
I think this won’t stop even if we don’t buy products from them cause these people won’t have money to spend and no resources lead to them starving,they would agree to work in unhygienic conditions and as people in power are greedy it just follows, I think the respective government should have some restrictions on these industries and this can happen anywhere in this world and these kind of low cost industries can pop up, but I strongly believe that developing countries can come out of this tough phase it would take a few decades for us….A Indian
Isabela Terribili
O trailer já fala por si só, não quero que a minha vida seja assim.
Genevieve Colmer
I really hope this movie will be available for all to watch here on You Tube or via itunes (and not just in theatres). I am making it my personal mission to bring this important message to my audience at the Red Fairy Project and to bring an awareness to all the fashionistas in my life. I used to work at a prominent fashion magazine and there is just a total ignorance of what goes into making all the fabulous clothes we wear. Now the challenge of course is to get people to open their eyes but also to have another option to develop as I don’t think it’s realistic to expect this society of consumerism to just buy second hand and to clothing swaps… Hoping to help find the solution. Even thinking of going back to school to do a master’s degree that focuses on sustainable style. Thanks for posting this trailer.
RaVen Sequoia
PLEASE put ENGLISH Subtitles
brianna gamboa
This hit me so hard. I cried balling out my eyes actually. Some people just don’t understand the real cost. Lives lost. People killed. And its all covered up because if theres word about it the companies will lose customers. Does it really have to be this way? WE can do so much better but, nobody likes to stand with the 5 people to make a change. What a terrible world this has turned into. Where did we go wrong? God bless us all please. We need it.
Cynthia Morales
Ask Julia Louis Dryfus, (check out new Old Navy Ads) why would she do these Ads and why would she look beyond the human cost….the woman and children cost?????? I think when you appresciate an Actors work that they would have a higher moral standard, she was one of my fav’s and has broken my heart, farewell….Julia or rather….good riddens, what a disappointment she is.
Nguyen Ha Thanh
It’s a shame for people
Akash Sirdar
So let’s close all the factories in the developing countries so that their poor workers starve to death?
Maggie R
To be a Christian is to innately be against corporations, especially those that do not wholly and entirely practice fair trade and social and environmental stewardship! You can be a missionary for God in the smallest way, share God’s love by respecting all that is around you! Be conscious of who you buy from and what you buy. It will make people ask you, “Why do you care?” To which you can share the Good Word. Here is why Jesus wants us Christians to care: God wants us to be concerned for the wellbeing of others. Sometimes you can reach someone and give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to touch someone just by the small actions and choices of your own, including valuing the lives around the world, human, animal, and plant. Organic and fair trade is one of God’s ways of providing aid to many that suffer at the hands at corporate mistreatment and poisoning. He sees His people hurting and He is using the lives of these socially aware and compassionate individuals to reach those in need! Be missionaries and spread the Word, but also be missionaries and bring relief to those in pain and poverty. We may not be able to bring sight to the blind like Jesus, but we can choose to stop American and European companies from using chemicals that cause blindness, or other birth defects, without any precautions in other countries. The corporations are the modern day rich man sent to hell for his selfishness and concern for profit. Those in pain and suffering at the hands of an oppressor will be blessed like Lazarus. It will take faith in Jesus, but like I said, this world wide distress is a calling God is giving us to bring relief and share the love and peace only He can provide on large scales! We don’t get into heaven by good works, but none of us are CHRISTians without doing the good works God calls you to do!!
Paul P
What a great film. It’s absolutely disgusting the attitude of so many (like me) in the west. It must change. Right away.
Omg! that’s so sad!
Mart Tina
Interesting, very interesting.  But please tell me, what is the solution? What can we do? I go to H&M and everything is made in China, I go to a very small shop in Italy and everything is made in Bangladesh, I go to a fucking expensive italian shop and after a couple of weeks I read that they found a way to label clothes “made in Italy” while most of the stuff about that dress are done somewhere else. What can I do??
ideas, espárragos y rocanroles
People dying and working in terrible conditions, the enviroment being destroy, animals being killed….is it really worth it? And it is all to satisfy people´s ego of showing themselves using fashion clothes. What a disgusting world we live in.
Lê Mỹ
Plz dont cry why I’m feeling weak
Not Sure
FN sheeeeeeeeeeep gobbling it up like mindless trendy plebs that they r
1:44 Climax in this Promo
To work their way out of the powerty…..what a joke!
Cor Smith
Important film exposing consumerism & the unseen TRAGEDY.
Professeur Claquéausol
When you buy clothes: Lmao bottom text
It’s not about economics. The economic model is fine. What’s wrong is ethics and morals. Companies making billions of profits while making the world suffer are still bankrupt. They just don’t know it.
crypto can save us all.
Fernanda Paz
aff como q pode essas pessoas trabalharem em condicoes subhumanas, n er pq essas pessoas precisao q precisao ser escravidas desta forma, pq os poderes pubiclos e judiciarios n resolvem isso, escravidao camuflada.
Berfin Hacyusuf
buy second hand clothes people
I’m a little confused. So they are working and are not making a lot of money. But if we stop, then wouldn’t they not be making any money at all and be jobless? Can someone please answer this so I can get my facts straight? THank you! BTW I am not hating, I totally support this. in fact, most of my clothes were bought thrifted or hand me downs. If you answer, thanks for your help!
Where I can watch the actual movie ?
priti sharma
Where I can see this documentary ??
This horrific stuff is why I buy my clothes from op shops. Also, while you guys are educating yourselves, how about watching some videos on veganism?
woon ko
everybody should watch this. wow. I’m not the one who buys clothes much but I like fashion always had… I never knew it’s this serious gosh really surely people can be better than this.. how can you overlook this situation? how can you look away… I decided to become vegan quite recently but there’s miles to go make this world better geeez…
Neverending Nightmares
capitalism : it just werks :^)
Jocylin H.C. Fan Chiang
Another form of modern day slavery
Nicole Orpen
Before I watched this movie I was told that it would change you view on the fashion industry. I didn’t believe that but it certainly did. It made me very aware of how the capitalistic system creates suffering. I wanted to forward a link to people I know so that they may watch it. A major focus of the documentary is raise awareness in consumers. Sadly you have to pay for this video and it falls foul of the very same capitalistic system that the producers are saying causes the pain and suffering of millions of people. Hmmm.
Indigo Inspo
Oh look! Another grotesque cause-and-effect molded by the United States.
s s
Capitalism is an ongoing crisis.
The Dark Side of Beauty
Ok so the problem is Corporations being greedy but how do you go against them??? These people who own these corporations already can control governments so what is anyone suppose to do?!
kunisha samunathan
Trailer is somewhat wrong. Runway designs are made in the studio/atelier whilst those kind of manufacturing are for the mass consumers. Theyre showcasing a real scenario but a wrong product
Asinega Asinegad
18..many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” Phillipians 3:18-20 May the true and pure Spirit of Christ enlighten those that hurt for this world. Amen, Maranatha!
Felipe Coria
Ya no está? It’s out if the álbum (?)
Amir Talai
Gripping. I’ll be there.
Regina Ortiz
Where can i see this??
Courtney Turner
The lovely actress Nikki Reed bought me here
Ok I know it’s irrelevant and maybe stupid but the producer’s name is Michael Ross…
patricio chorizo
okay okay its very sad but please ?! what can we do ?!
Lisa Cheng
Watch the Documentary on Netflix. It will change your outlook. People in third world countries deserve equality. Their voice is lost, and more people need to be aware about their situation over their.
I learn one thing, when i try told this to other people. “I DO NOT CARE”. And one more thing. If that people who create this products in Bangladesh and other countries live soo bad and poor live WHY they do children? Why they stop doing children? I am not so poor as they, but i know that, I haven’t enough money to provide for their offspring well. And then because i know, and because i want the best for my children i do not want children.
J Taylor-Tshuma
As usual, Black pain equals white gain.
Melissa de Vincenzo
Don’t buy new clothes.
Dee Ca.
It’s very saddening and I do feel for the people that work in those horrible conditions but I use the same shirts and jeans for years and I mean years.

How to Engage with Ethical Fashion | Clara Vuletich | TEDxSydney

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14 jun. 2016

What do you know about the clothes in your wardrobe? About the clothes that you’re wearing right now? Clara Vuletich works with some of the biggest brands in the world to help them ask the right questions about where the clothes that we wear come from.
Clara is a designer, researcher, educator and consultant who has worked in the sustainable fashion space in UK and Europe for ten years, and is now based in Sydney, Australia. She was part of the team at the University of the Arts London who designed The TEN, a pioneering sustainable design methodology used by brands including H & M; VF. Corp. and Gucci Group. Clara has recently established a consultancy business that utilises The TEN framework to equip Australian fashion companies with training and insight on sustainable product innovation and strategy.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Can Fashion Lovers Survive Working In A Sweat Shop? (Social Documentary) | Real Stories

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6 mei 2021

Six young fashion lovers swap shopping for the factories and backstreet workshops of India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured.
Six young fashion lovers swap shopping for the factories and backstreet workshops of India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured. They start at the top, working for Shahi Enterprises in New Delhi, a multi-million pound factory that makes clothes for some of the biggest UK high street names. They learn to sew before joining the production lines where every worker has targets to meet. Supervisors patrol the lines and, at lunch, the sexes are made to sit apart. As unskilled workers they’re paid around one pound fifty a day, a basic living wage in India.
From Blood Sweat, And T-Shirts S1 EP1
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Rebbecca Notyourbusiness
I think the people who sent these kids over should have been educating them along the way. They aren’t getting full understanding of WHY these people are in this situation and why it isn’t a choice. Just because you see it, doesn’t mean you understand it. I think it would have been far more valuable a lesson for the kids and viewers to get a more full story they aren’t able to figure out on their own
The idea that you wear an item once & throw it away is the problem. Who does that? Even if something is $5, I wear it more than once.
They made fun of the host family’s entire life and they’re going to be offended!! So entitled!
LaRhonda H.
I pray for these workers in these shops (women, men and children). They succeed beyond this shop and find opportunities to prosper else where 🙏🏿❤🙏🏿❤🙏🏿👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
I used to work at a sewing factory in the US. We made dress uniforms. This looks bout the same working conditions, same speed, all that, we sewed 1,500 a day. Of course you can’t leave the line without a floater. These kids obviously have never worked or something. But the thing is, these guys in India are only making pennies an hour, this sucks. And they have child labor. A child should never be working in a factory like this. Hope this is an eye opener for people.
The Phoenix
A lot of us think we are free. But this is where life is and what it actually is.
Ian Hurtado
22:44 says people make excuses to not achieve 22:47 proceeds to make an excuse for not achieving
Gou Hanghal
I’m a northeast Indian myself and I’d say from the bottom of my heart that the working long hours and earnin only Rs 114 per day is the most horrible thing. Terrible working condition and the wages is a nightmare. Its dream of becoming super power after 20 years is just an impossible dream. India is indeed one of the poorest countries in the world.
Keith Bentley
i went to India for the first time when I was 22. Nothing can possibly prepare you. India was a lot less developed too back in 1994. It’s funny that before you go, whatever you imagine it’s going to be like doesn’t even come close to the reality. Having said that, after the initial shock I loved the place.
Nervous laughter will get you into trouble everytime! If you are the guest, you must be self aware. Hopefully, what the host told these kids was ‘a life lesson’ for them all? They got off very easy. In other cultures, there is punishment for disrespectful behaviour. We should all do a little better, at being self aware. Asking ourselves: “How are my actions & mannerisms being perceived by my hosts? Am I being rude?”😬 Perhaps doing a little research on the customs, of the countries we are visiting? We might not always get it right, but it certainly goes a long way if your host(s) see that you are trying. Long after this documentary ends, is edited & released, that family will live in that home & work at that shop. Their life might not be much to some people but, it is theirs! They have been kind & curtious to their guests. They asked for nothing in return. They least they deserve is some respect & compassion.🤗
Raimey Ewens
And this is what happens when you raise a spoiled brat. Someone gets on to them a little bit and they have a meltdown. They are obviously use to getting their way. I don’t feel bad for them at all. Plus they signed up for this.
Janice Kamalski
Wow I’ve been to India twice and it really is eye opening. On the one hand it’s life full force in your face. A caste system still actively on display. Some really bad conditions and yes, smells. On the other hand such really sweet people. The young ones seem so innocent like maybe the 1950s in the states. All of them wanting to be singled out for just any small good thing. Loved the people. The country, wow, not as much. I am SPOILED.
56:23 Wow, this guy just reeks of privilege
SkylarkD 81
It’s interesting to watch this because I sew things all the time so what they’re having to do at the machine should be super easy for them even not knowing how to do anything, I used to have to work till one or 2 o’clock in the morning on clothing and costumes constantly so working long hours sewing it’s nothing new to me. I wish these people got paid more at least I got 6.25$ an hour.
It’d be interesting to see if the Brit’s experience has stuck with them.
Julia Pereira
“It doesn’t affect me if it is made by a 3 year old or a 50 year old”… Great mentality, Amrita…
Chloe Camp
It’s insane to me that some of them want to design but don’t know anything about construction at all. So many people in love with the idea of being Karl lagerfeld & vera Wang….don’t have the ambition to learn it all.
Caterina Williams
I remember when this documentary was aired in the UK, I wonder where are these young Brits now, if the experience changed their approach on fast fashion. We can see a very young and bouncing Stacey Dooley.
Mr. Anonymous
Going off how young Stacy Dooley is here, the footage is about 15, 16 years old. I wonder what has changed since then.
How much do you want to bet the production company didn’t pay the workers for letting the brits stay in their homes?
inter modus
If someone says, “No more jokes about how poor we are.” It doesn’t matter if you see it. It doesn’t matter if you did it. It doesn’t actually matter if it was a miscommunication, or lost in translation. It doesn’t matter if it even happened. What matters is that your future friend had their feelings hurt in the past. Your future friendship and understanding is at stake…. That’s what matters. Even if you immediately catch that you, somehow, insulted, nay, cut to the bone at someone’s heart, you have to push the remorse and regret, even bewilderment aside and address the wound, with the best, Loving, sincere words you can muster. Words that salve the Soul. Because, a wound cannot be taken back, but remediation applied immediately, generously and with love, can help the scar be negligible
Reminds me of the Norwegian documentary Sweatshop. Sometimes the best way to get these things across is to have someone you can relate to try to walk in others’ shoes.
Michele Craig
They keep saying they made an effort, as if that makes anything right. Those workers cannot just make an effort. And they were laughing at her house and acting shocked. This is privelege….
John Senchak
I worked at TJ Maxx warehouse, those shirts cost about two or three dollars a piece wholesale from the factory
Margaret Peabody
At first you think the 6 are going to transcend, meet all the sewing deadlines and accept the culture. In actuality they labored poorly and continued to whine and complain.
Ruth Bat-Leah
I really want to see part 2 of this!!!
Didn’t people have to make their own clothes? I’m sure we would appreciate them and people’s hard work to make them!
Chloe Camp
These aren’t fashion lovers, they’re trend obsessed. & Not all clothing is made in the same place. Go somewhere that manufactures clothing that sells for more than $20 & it’s a different story. Sweatshops have too much demand for things like double sticking. & Yes, some people don’t have a choice, but there’s also the reality these are developing areas. In places like India, it’s not like there’s no money. There isn’t a tax system & benefits like most western places.
Z Mac
Helped me understand why there are so many telemarketing and computer scammers in India, since actual work afforded there is so incredibly awful. Any way to make a buck without enduring countless hours on a factory floor for pennies!
What can we do to improve workers conditions???
Dolly Belfiore
Most of these youngsters haven’t a creative bone in their body. Life is what you make of it. Spend a few bucks at the thrift shop and get yourself a few pieces to alter and cherish that will stand the test of time. So far in this ‘journey’, the reality of the situation is completely lost on them. It is the throwaway fashionistas of the world that keep countries like this in poverty. Clearly, on the minds of the residents is knowledge of who is actually pulling the strings.
Anonymous Adult
What an interesting topic!
Should update on sweatshops in the uk done by illegal workers.
Opioid Student
And to think that so many of us amongst the small parts of the world’s population that are fortunate enough to live in relative comfort (CORRECTLY!) think that our lives are depressing and purposeless. How miserable the world is with the way things are currently done…
Deb Hawpetoss
I think after being there I would start making my own clothes… LMAO….
Chloe Camp
Amrita is the perfect example of the caste system in India. She’s not bothered at all by how it works, but in developing nations, no one would. If you’re lucky enough to not be at the bottom, you just live & be happy. & India being a “super power”….I don’t know. The population is going to dwindle very quickly & not be able to support the sweatshops.
Gabrielle G
It’s like Richard is trying to be the most unlikeable person ever.
Cameron Renwick
This is just an adventure for them. This is not their lives, so it’s meaningless.
This is awesome!!!
Laura M
Oh wow, Stacey Dooley’s origin story.
Freyas slain
This is why these workers should start unions . This is exactly why unions were started in the United States . To protect workers . But Trump supporters will tell you that starting unions is socialism.
Aditya Prasad
Next do: Can meat lovers survive a slaughter house?
Natalie Powell
How the wonderful Stacey Dooley started out!!
inter modus
“I’m just blowing it on random cr*p.” What’s that moment of epiphany worth? Priceless….and India gifted it to her
boring studios...
Is that a young Stacey Dooley?
Randall Flagg
Stacey Dooley so young omg
this is just the diff between developing nations and developed nations in general. Or the diff between up and down classes. rich and poor just all over this world.
omg they are just.. i need words. they need to learn a very important word: Respect. shame on u!
I’m sure the girl Stacey in this is in fact Stacey Dooley?
Niko Nikki
Its crazy to see how much they’re complaining. They should try being CNAs😂
Adil Boukayouo
This Indian chick’s dad has gotta be so proud whahahah /s
Squarepants TV
This is the real price of the cheap clothes in First World Countries.
Moo Moo
Whoa Richard is so rude throughout
LA to the Bay
We don’t have immune systems like they do🤣🤣🤣🤣 they have more wealth than you🤣🤣🤣🤣
Eileen Bass
How old is this? Stacey Dooley is a very young woman with no thoughts of Kevin Clifton.
Leo unknown
This is something every sjw should go threw, because they think they have it so bad when i reality they take what they have for granted
i can say its an old video 2005 or something now things improved already
Faye Shelton
God please come help the India People
Liam Collinson
Prime example of liking the sausage but not how it’s made
inter modus
I think that might be the way forward for Me.🤔 I gotta find me a red haired Brit that’s not too dim💕🦊🚬
How come no one is talking about how Georginas Dad is Josh Widdicombe?
I’m watching this in bed while eating dinner, life is tough.
Richard Wang
So, if all of these happened in China instead, how do the main media report it? Like Xinjiang Muslim minorities casw?
Not everything is Bollywood in India. So you thought it will be a Picnic when you went.
chill will
If that guy made £50,000 …

Life Inside A Sweat Shop (Social Documentary) | Real Stories

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22 jun. 2021

Six young fashion lovers including young Stacey Dooley swap shopping for the factories and backstreet workshops of India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured.
Six young fashion lovers swap shopping for the factories and backstreet workshops of India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured. They travel to West Delhi to live and work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop, entering a world where the workers can spend up to 15 hours a day at their sewing machines, earn as little as 15p a garment and must then sleep on the factory floor next to their fellow workers and their machines. 
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Does Richard not realize that putting rubbish in a bin is pointless if there isn’t a public system to collect it from the bins? Waste removal is a luxury not everyone has.
Richard’s views on poverty aggravated me so much. Poor people can’t just get up one day and decide to not be poor. He is quite clearly xenophobic and borderline racist. His smug face would get smashed in if he wasn’t with the camera crew.
Crappy Products
This is not really about a sweat shop, is about spoiled brats
J9 P
I love how jerks always justify their rude and offensive behaviour by saying things like “I’m just being honest” and “I’m a passionate person”
chris summers
Interesting to see Stacey before she became a documentary maker. I saw the update to them and saw where they have ended up. Very interesting how this experience has changed their outlooks on life.
mark tackett
Richard can’t get it through his privileged head that no one has ever given this man anything . Not even a place to sleep. Richard is clearly someone that can’t get out of his own head to even begin to understand the struggles others less fortunate may live with. These people don’t have parents that will take care of them or a nice home to go lay down at night. His inability to understand is indicative of someone that clearly doesn’t care about anything other than himself.
Nick Adams
This is an unbelievable excellent format. As someone who lives in the US, this gives me an entirely different and more holistic perception then if this video was just about Sweat Shops without the people of different views and cultures experiencing them. Great job at Real Stories you guys are actually good journalists!
Brendan Geraghty
“This is not the fashion industry”, oh but it is, my dear. People choose to ignore where their designer crap is made and it makes me sick. I’d love to see a kardashian do this program.
BoogieMonster Mom
It’s not bad to question why someone may be in the predicaments they are, but if you don’t actually care about the answer to those questions or finding them, then be honest and just admit that it gives you an excuse to be a jerk to people who you perceive as beneath you 😒. Glad to see Richard finally swallowed his pride and have that conversation with one of the workers. Just not sure if it was enough to make a permanent impact on how he views people in these circumstances. I do hope it is though
Aathan Raan
Having these type of people working in these conditions for a few days, while knowing they will be going back to their life, won’t change a thing.
Margaret Peabody
The natives of India found the visitors very disrespectful as they gave out their homes. The Brits made fun of their simple living or complained of bad smells like children.
The Sanctuary (Wymondham) Norfolk - UK
The purchasers are to blame for wanting everything at a bargain price. Just by demanding a low price causes poverty elsewhere. The poor souls who work day to day to provide for thier families deserve better. Too much money made through the supply chain and the demands of the importers. Greed is a horrible thing!
How can we change this? People could move to another country and have better lives. How can we change the Indian Government? This is horrible. This is why all of the clothes I have are from thrift stores or hand me downs. Also that Richard guy is so close minded and racist. People dont always have the option to better their lives and get an education. He lives up to his name.
Jody Aisling
Blood, sweat and teeshirts, I remember watching this when it first aired on BBC years ago! Very interesting, as was Blood, Sweat and Takeaways
lacy russell
Oh I can’t stand Richard, such a spoiled self-centered boy.
Marieke van Bergeijk
Me 6:31 minutes in…. Empathy Richard empathy! What a soulless person you are, I truly hope you understand life one day 🙌🕉
The wage gap has always been a shock to me, 200-400 rupees a day for doing a hard job, is not offering any comfort in life. How to fix this issue, may be to implement a minimum wage in India.
The harsh reality of where clothing apparel is made.

Textiles: Environmental Impacts (Preview)

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Filmed in Bangladesh and in the UK, this resource assesses the environmental impacts of the textile Industry both here and abroad. It looks at how companies in the UK are working to meet government targets to reduce their environmental impact by using state of the art water recycling plants and by making better use of their waste streams. The resource then explores the environmental impact of textile production in Bangladesh, and shows how the true cost of cheap textiles is being felt by the very poorest living downstream from polluting textile factories.

1 Are your clothes made in safer factories after the 2013 Bangladesh factory disaster?

24 apr. 2018

The 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh killed more than 1,100, a tragedy that pressured Western clothing retailers and customers to take responsibility for work conditions. Five years later, signs suggest factories have improved, but progress is not universal. John Yang talks with Paul Barrett, deputy director of the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

2 Made in Bangladesh | Fault Lines

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26 aug. 2013

Fault Lines traces Bangladesh’s garment supply chain and asks if US retailers know where their clothes are being made. 
Following two deadly factory disasters, Fault Lines traces Bangladesh’s garment supply chain to investigate whether U.S. retailers, like Walmart, know where their clothes are being made. 
In November 2012, a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh killed at least 112 people. Walmart’s Faded Glory brand shorts were among the clothing found in the charred remains. Walmart blamed its supplier, saying the order had been subcontracted to Tazreen without its authorization. 
Using internal documents, Fault Lines investigates whether Walmart has lost control of its supply chain in Bangladesh and uncovers what some call an “open secret”—that corporations deliberately turn a blind eye to the practice of subcontracting, with damaging results.


26 apr. 2014
A Documentary by Rainbow Collective. Tears in the Fabric sees the aftermath of 2013’s Rana Plaza factory collapse through the eyes of a bereaved grandmother and her two young grandsons.

4 Rana Plaza: Harassment, Anti-Union Tactics in Bangladesh Garment Factories

27 apr. 2015

Garment workers in Bangladesh face poor working conditions and anti-union tactics by employers including assaults on union organizers. In the two years since more than 1,100 workers died in the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory on April 24, 2013, efforts are underway to make Bangladesh factories safer, but the government and Western retailers can and should do more to enforce international labor standards to protect workers’ rights, including their right to form unions and advocate for better conditions.

5 The True Cost: Who Pays the Real Price for YOUR Clothes | Investigative Documentary

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7 feb. 2021

The True Cost: Who Pays the Real Price for YOUR Clothes | Investigative Documentary from 2015 
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? 
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

6 The Full Story of the Rana Plaza Factory Disaster.


16 jun. 2013

The Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was one of the world’s deadliest industrial disasters. A foreseeable consequence of the West’s addiction to cheap clothes. 1,140 people died. 16 year-old Anna Akhter, who had her hand amputated before she could be pulled out, and 18 year-old Reshma Begum, who survived in the rubble for 17 days, tell their stories. Reporter Yalda Hakim for BBC ‘Our World’.

7 Fast Fashion: Sweatshops

28 apr. 2014

April 24th marked the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. It was an incident that sparked an international debate about where we source or clothes and our so-called addiction to ‘fast fashion’.
Fast fashion means more choice for the consumer and more revenue for the retailer. But, what does it mean for everything – and everyone – in between?

8 Unravel: The final resting place of your cast-off clothing

30 nov. 2016

This is the final resting place of your cast-off clothing

When people in the West throw their clothes away, their cast-offs often go on a journey east, across the oceans, to India’s industrial interior. From the Kutch District of western India to the northern city of Panipat, garment recyclers turn into yarn the huge bales of clothes that come from people and places distinctly strange. With little exposure to Western culture other than the Discovery Channel, the garment recyclers rely on their imagination and the rumours that travel with the cast-offs to create an an intriguing perspective on the West. 

Director: Meghna Gupta 

Producer: Meghna Gupta, Gigi Berardi

9 Fast Fashion’s Effect on People, The Planet, & You | Patrick Woodyard | TEDxUniversityofMississippi

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8 mrt. 2017

Mindful business: While working for a microfinance firm in Trujillo, Peru, Patrick was introduced to the broken Peruvian footwear industry made up of over 100,000 shoemakers who possess remarkable talent yet lack access to consistent work, fair-wages, and brand access to established international markets. Having had extensive exposure to such potential juxtaposed with a lack of access in other developing countries, Patrick developed a vision to push the fashion industry in a new direction by serving as one of the first fashion brands to deliver a superior yet ethically-produced product to consumers.
Patrick is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nisolo. Patrick graduated from the Croft Institute for International Studies and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. His experience using business as a force for good has led him across the globe ranging from Kenya and Uganda to Argentina and Peru.

10 The High Cost of Our Cheap Fashion | Maxine Bédat | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

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22 mei 2016

Do you know where your clothes come from? The apparel industry is one of the biggest violators of both the environment and human rights. In this compelling and information-packed talk, co-founder of Zady Maxine Bédat shows how you can take back the power of your wardrobe, and feel better in (and better about) your clothes. 
Maxine Bédat is the co-founder and CEO of Zady, a fashion brand and lifestyle destination creating a transparent and sustainable future for the $1.5 trillion apparel industry. 
Her background in international law and diplomacy, including serving as a legal clerk for the U.N., led her to found The Bootstrap Project, a non-profit organization that works with entrepreneurs in the developing world. 
For its work in sustainability, Zady was named one of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies” in retail by Fast Company and its creativity was recognized by Mashable, which called the company “the #1 business rocking content marketing.” Bédat serves on the Council of NationSwell, has spoken at some of the world’s leading conferences, including the WWD Apparel/Retail CEO Summit, and has been regularly featured as an expert by Bloomberg, Forbes, Business of Fashion, CNN and the Huffington Post. Bédat is a graduate of Columbia Law School.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Fast food, fast fashion, fast beauty are killing us faster.
Cynthia Zhou
Shop secondhand! It keeps clothing out of the landfills, starts and new cycle, and thrift shops donate their profit to charity.
This woman has just spent 20 minutes educating me on a subject I didn’t know anything about. Thank you so much ma’am, that was thought-provoking and I’ll definitely apply your suggestions as much as I can.
Amy O
It terrifies me how many people shop without thinking, that there are those who don’t know what linen is. Thank goodness for the internet and the accessible education it offers. I am optimistic that more and more will become sensitive in the future.

11 The high cost of cheap clothing | Trisha Striker | TEDxTownsville

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3 nov. 2016

No one wants to support child, forced or sweatshop labour. Yet, how many of us actually know how and where our clothing is made? Let’s use our buying power and our voices to change the direction the fashion and clothing industry is taking the world, and help end exploitation. 

Trisha was born in and spent the first sixteen years of her life in India. As a little girl, Trisha was always burdened by the stark differences in living standards between the ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ and the ill treatment of the most vulnerable in society. This burden only grew as she became more aware of the world and its many problems until finally, she decided to leave India in search of answers. Armed with the desire to understand the world and the determination to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a part of the solution, she came to Australia in 2004. Trisha is passionate about culture, education, freedom and equality. She is also passionate about finding smart, inclusive, culturally sensitive and sustainable answers to big issues such as gender inequality, poverty, education and exploitation. It was in pursuit of these goals that she began studying Economics at James Cook University, a decision that continually challenges her and broadens her mind.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Not overwhelmed, guilty for my decisions.
Jenny Zeng
It seems to buy more from ethical clothing company rather than just buying less.
K Reyes
beautiful seminar! such an important issue
Josh Boughton
Yeeeeah Trish! So good 😀
Instead of the three steps outlined by Trisha, I actually think the three steps you should take are 1) Buy less 2) Repurpose what you already own or borrow/swap clothing from friends/family and 3) If you need to purchase something specific, buy it from a used clothing store. And then, as an absolute last resort, when you really truly need something that cannot be borrowed, repurposed or thrifted, then do research into an ethical brand for the clothing item you need. There is already an incredible amount of clothing already existing in the world, that will go to landfill and kill our planet. Before we even start to create new clothing brands to buy from, we should repurpose and use what already exists, so it doesn’t go to landfill.

12 Walk in My Shoes: Nike’s Sweatshops (A Culture Jamming Documentary) | Bonettwork

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29 apr. 2020

In this mini-documentary I wrote and edited, I explore the dark side of the Nike corporation through its sweatshops and unfair labor.
I love how everyone is about Cancel Culture these days except when it affects their everyday life. Fast Fashion should be one everyone’s shitlist
spirit Love
In 8 years now longer but between videos nothing has been done differently? That’s the most crazy thing ever, n I just bought Nikes but it will be the last ever n that’s a fact!
Its modern day Slavery
Ducklatch Productions
Very nice work! Really makes ya think!!

// AMG //
This is highly necessary.
If you wear Nike, that doesn’t make you a bad person, but knowing the cost on the other side of what we may take for granted can be a valuable and informative lesson. I myself believe it is crucial to let your understanding speak for itself (sometimes this means not speaking at all) and to let nature take its course. However, those who desire to speak up and take action, such as Michael Moore, featured in this documentary, should be greatly admired. When facing any type of adversity, it helps to be vocal on behalf of those directly effected by the issue, who may not be able to speak up themselves. Again, thanks for the support on this film and I hope maybe you learned a little something! – Joe Bonett from Bonettwork
The soccer player who went and lived in those working conditions for a month is a real champion against oppression. It stands in stark contrast to the performative activism of these very same corporations that post BLM on their social media pages and give that organization money instead of raising their worker’s wages. They claim to be progressive yet continue these horrendous practices.

13 NIKE SWEATSHOPS: Are Nike’s workers paid a living wage?

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20 okt. 2011

It is a living wage because they are still alive, that’s corporate thinking
Sam Chu
Nike could pay millions of dollars to professional athletes. But, can’t pay their workers a higher wage. Shame on Nike. I’m boycotting Nike.
We are not asking for them to be paid American wages. We want living wages, appropriate for their country. If they were paid this amount and Nike passed that cost on consumers, it would only increase the price of shoes by $5 per pair. That is IF Nike passed it along. They could easily absorb the cost and still make a very significant profit per pair. It is helpful if you do your homework before making posts that are not grounded in the facts. Peace, Jim Keady
I spend so much money on Nike products. I’ve been a loyal customer for more than 15 years. It ends today. I can’t in good conscience support them any longer.
agung maulana
As an Indonesian I can really relate to the workers in this documentary. Back in 2012 when I was just graduated from high school I got a retail job and paid equal to 100 USD a month. I live in Jakarta by the way which is the Capital City of Indonesia yet the minimum wage based on what the government made was very low. However today, in 2020 the minimun wage is raised equal to 300 USD a month so at least we can get a better living with that wage. Though I don’t want to blame the government, I have to admit that our government is still corrupt, they actually have the power and authority to raise the workers’ walfare by making a good deal and policy with every company or investor that will employ the workers, however the government always keeps our minimum wage that low considering as a developing country we need more and more companies or investors to provide us a job otherwise companies won’t employ us and move to other countries with lower minimum wage, such a poor mind set while at the same time the government is still corrupt and they can live their best lives. It’s so dilematic, where the companies need lower wage workers and the workers need a job while the government just done nothing. So I really appreciate this documentary, and I wish both for Nike or other company/ investor and our government can collaborate in making a good policy to raise the workers’ wage. And today I really thank God, I finally just done my college degree and finally get a way better job with a better income but I would never forget my first job in 2012 where I was just paid 100 USD a month
Meer tonen
@kaybradj The phone was most likely made at the Foxcon plant in China where there are equally horrific labor rights abuses. I have spoken out on this case as well. It is important to note that the goal of our work is not to destroy companies like Nike, Apple, etc. But rather, we want to transform them and get workers paid the living wages they deserve. Peace, Jim Keady

14 Fashion Victims? A look at working conditions for Cambodia’s garment workers

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27 nov. 2013

What are conditions really like for garment workers? Dateline looks at the industry employing 400,000 in Cambodia.
Dateline reporters scour the globe to bring you a world of daring stories. Our reputation is for fearless and provocative reporting. Australia’s beloved, award winning and longest running international current affairs program.
For more on David Brill’s story, go to the SBS Dateline website… http://bit.ly/1c3JOny

15 Undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory

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23 mei 2013

Many of the clothes sold in American stores come from factories in Bangladesh, which has a history of workplace disasters. Following the factory collapse last month that killed over 1,000 people, Holly Williams went undercover to see what the conditions are really like.
Punk Alien
Six years later and sadly this still happens.
Why show even parts of their face when they asked to hide their faces? 🙄
I really will never understand how people can make millions of dollars and be fine with the amount of people who are living like this
“How does this keep happening?” The companies themselves are the ones who investigate these practices. There is no accountability for them.
Mhinnalyn Sengsone
heartbreaking and sad most people in the comment sections are uneducated or lack compassion for these people suffering
safwan Sakib
I live in Bangladesh and this is very common in my country.

16 The clothes on your back: Factory kids

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16 okt. 2013

In the clothing factories of Bangladesh, the workforce is uncommonly – perhaps unethically – young. Rick Westhead reports.
Aquariel Charm
The corporation should be forced to cut the children’s work hours down to 4 hours a day, given free education for another 6 hours, food, clothing, health benefits and every weekend off.

Angrybirds neyugn
so this is how they make prices so low oversea, very ssd
Ray H
The garments being made in this video do not look like garments sold in the US. Not to downplay the condition.
I want to know what brands these kids are making these clothes for. It’s not enough to show us a video like this without giving us some more information so we can actually do something.
Mel James
If the consumer stops buying these products, to the extent that the factories do not need the children, what happens to those children?  How do they live?  What will they eat?  How do we make their lives better by taking away their way to survive?  I ask these questions because I really want to know, how can we make their lives better, and not put them at greater risk?
Marlene McGovern
Yet more crime against children. When will it end.

17 Undercover: The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes (Panorama) – BBC News

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24 okt. 2016

An undercover BBC investigation has discovered Syrian refugee children making clothes for British shoppers. Panorama investigated factories in Turkey, and found children had been working on clothes for Marks and Spencer and the online retailer ASOS. The brands say they do not tolerate exploitation or child labour. Darragh MacIntyre has this report.
Denise Gore
So M&S are appalled at the situation? Not so appalled that they move their manufacturing back to the UK and employ their own citizens though.
Ivan Travels
Breaks my heart 😔
Erdem Çalışkan
Reading the comments below really saddens me. The lady in the video from M&S is correct. I myself work at a well known fashion brand (not one of the five mentioned in the documentary) and monitor directly these conditions under which the terms of social compliance, sustainability and health and safety of suppliers are being examined, basing our work mainly on the standards of ILO. Let me be clear on one thing first. There are indeed laws that say child workers are not allowed in Turkey and no fashion brand allows this, as long as they can catch it. As for the refugee problem, the government did make changes one of which is this; ONLY up to %10 of the total turkish workers population can the factory hire a foreign worker. Meaning if you have 100 turkish people working there, you can only let 10 of them work. However there is another condition as well, refugees cannot work if they do not have work permit and they can only start working only 6 months after their registration is made. Now, since I’m not the only person working in OSHA and trying to control, manage and monitor these happenings in our SUPPLIERS which is rare in Tier 1 but quite common in Tier 2 suppliers, I want to mention that as an employee of my own brand, we are doing best we can to manage and bring awareness to more and more suppliers. It are the suppliers who needs to be trained in these laws. Gradually, Turkey is doing best it can to measure and correct this problem while brands make certain cuts such as not allowing their orders to be produced in Tier 2 subcontractors so that they can map out and keep a track of them. Me and other collegues of mine working in similar positions from other well known textiles brands come together once in every few months or so and discuss how we can take an altogether action together to better address and resolve such conflicts. So, just wanted to let people know that work is going on behind the scenes, it will take a lot to complete this process and gradually more and more suppliers are understanding the necessity of such treatment and are being taught it’s not possible to continue business by making people work under these conditions. However, I’m not going to defend my government taking so much people in without a plan. Yes, that was a fail unfortunately. I just wanted to provide a perspective as someone who is in the business and is actually dealing with this problem first hand. Thank you for reading up to this point and have a nice day.
this is sad it makes me want to cry
Phil Dobson
UK has under 18’s working in supermarkets – Is that underage Children working in supermarkets? What do Panorama people think when the person working on the till is asking supervisors to verify alcohol sales to adults? Nobody likes the outdated working practices of countries in that region & nearby Romania also only pay £1 per hour – which is why so many come to UK hoping for work in places such as Sports Direct or Agriculture
These people are refugees, I have been myself once and feel them by watching. They have lost everything and are desperate and therefore some form of work is better for them than unemployment, simply because it will improve their status, so if they are fired, what service has the BBC done for them? It is easy to blame their working conditions by comparing it to yours from your comfort zone.
George Finch
Well.. they are working illegally surely Turkey need to change their laws with Syrian refugees than M&S change their supplier
This is disgraceful.
michael hughes
Went to M and S recently shoes made in India Cambodia and Bangladesh retailing at £58 could not for the life of me understand how they make any profit on them . I do not go there anymore after they deserted british workers for the super profit ma
Hillwood Lam
as sad as it is, what’ll happen to those folks now? they wanted to work, despite the pay. will they be taken care of?

18 The true cost of fast fashion | The Economist

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29 nov. 2018

Millions of tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year—it’s one of the fastest-growing categories of waste in the world. How can the fashion industry continue to grow while addressing the environmental need for people to buy fewer clothes? Film supported by
Jarid Gaming
And yet here i am 25 and I still have shirts from high school…
Minimalism. Yep. We all should practice that.
Our Changing Climate
Woah, I literally just did a video on this. Must be because the environmental costs of fast fashion are huge.
Natalie R
Shop secondhand 💛🌍 There are lots of great clothing in thrift stores. Don’t be afraid to shop there!

19 BBC: The Price of Fast Fashion

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2 aug. 2019

We are consuming fashion at a rate never before seen on our planet. 100 billion garments are manufactured every year and the fashion industry continually tempts us to buy more with new ranges in the shops.
But this so-called fast fashion is taking a toll on the environment. Clothes production can cause pollution and uses lots of precious natural resources, as well as creating mountains of waste that go to landfill.
So what, if anything, is the fashion industry doing about this?
Fashion lover Assefeh Barrat follows every stage of the production process – from cotton growers in the USA, to factory owners in Turkey and designers in the West to see who is leading the way in reducing fashion’s environmental impact. And she asks consumers if they are really willing to change their fast fashion habits.

20 H&M in Bangladesh

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1 jul. 2015

Bangladesh is one of H&M’s most important production markets. Find out what H&M is doing to support the country’s development, and improve the lives of people living there. Still want to know more about H&Ms’ efforts for a more sustainable fashion future?

21 Tour in Our Garment Factory in Bangladesh

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27 nov. 2018

Our certified factory in Bangladesh is an environmentally friendly location that we work to improve every year. As a certified Leed factory, we owe it to our customers, clients, and the environment to reduce energy and water usage.
– LEED Gold Certified Factory in Comilla
– One of the global centers of apparel production.
– Warehousing and service to manufacturers
Maneesh. K.B.
One international standards is missing (human harassment and labour security department)
Mothiur Rahman
Top of the class high standards of facilities that even some Western companies do not have commercially and for their staff.
Abu Tahir
I am very proud. This garment my home cit Cumilla, Bangladesh ..very nice thank you so much..
Rakib Hasan
Really I am so fascinated to enjoy this wonderful activities in This Tremendous Garment factory by the efficient and active staffs💜💜
YM CV2021
GKAI- Artificial intelligence application for clothing and soft good production.
Jibesh Bose
41 Years back(In 1979) we, 130 persons went to DAE WOO Corp. in S. Korea for 7 months training on garments technology. After completion the training, we promised that after return to our country we will try our best to develop our country like S.Korea. Now we feel proud to see the achievement of our Apparel sector, in the same time improvement of Bangladesh economy.

22 Made In Bangladesh – BBC Click

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3 feb. 2020

Click is in Bangladesh to see how automation will impact over four million workers in the garment industry. Plus new ways data will help teams at the Superbowl.

23 How to change the world by fashion consumption | Jochen

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7 jul. 2016

Consumers are not aware enough about the negative impact of sustainability within the fashion sector. It will become clear that the fashion industry needs a systematic change. Consumers are the key driver for this development. The presentation gives overall solutions and guidelines how each person can contribute to this change.

Strähle is a full-professor for International Fashion Management at Reutlingen University in Germany. Professor Jochen Strähle is an international fashion management specialist trained at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (G), Universidade de Coimbra (PT), and the University of London/Paris (UK/F). He holds a Master and a Ph.D. in Business Administration/ Intercultural Management. 

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Isi Ibelieveinmiracles
Best talk on fashion here.
And he‘s freaking hot!!
Political Fashionista
No dude. Fashion is about beauty. With clothing and makeup you can create a different persona, much more attractive than the raw you is. Fashion is art, just like painting. Without art and joy in our lives, we live for nothing. The solution is to press the chinese manufacturers to produce more quality goods at higher prices, so as to be able to sustain their own economy. people usually don’t throw something away because they got bored of it, but rather because it is damaged. chinese merchandise is of extremely poor quality, so it breaks after 1-2-maximum 3 times use. once upon a time people didn’t throw away their clothes in the landfields, because they were high quality. i am old enough to remember that a sweater didn’t lose its shape even after being washed over and over again and that i was wearing high quality wool winter coats and natural fur that i didn’t throw away after several times of use. You can’t buy less poor quality items. Get it? The solution is to send italians to china to supervise the clothing making process, as italy alone can’t produce clothes for the entire planet. And very important: people should not have the cheap alternative either. If cheap in terms of low quality and of price as well, disappears from the market, the problem is solved.
Spicy Keith
Some companies DO throw away clothes though. It‘s not the consumer who does but them. For them it‘s cheaper to just throw it away than sell the same thing again. Especially bigger companies

24 How fast fashion adds to the world’s clothing waste problem (Marketplace)

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20 jan. 2018

Fast fashion is a major contributor to the world’s clothing waste problem. Many of us give our old clothes to charity or drop them in a store take-back bin, but you might be surprised to learn most of it is sold and can end up in the landfill.
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Pachamarida Mofasat
People really be out there buying clothing like washing machines don’t exist
Dodong Goldblum
I don’t think donors care where their clothes will go. They just want to get rid of them minus the guilt. Even if the retailers secretly threw them to the landfill, hey it’s their responsibility now.
sev marczyński
Sooo this is why my mum keeps telling me like ‘you have to know the brand, make sure they last long enough so that you won’t buy the same thing every 3 to 5 years. It doesn’t matter if it’s expensive. You’re buying quality, not quantity’ so here i am, still wearing my pajamas from 6 years ago but unfortunately my shoes couldn’t last that long coz my feet are growing quite fast😄
I’m 24 and I still wear the same clothes from when I was 16.
Jenny M
This is why I only buy items made from cotton, wool, linen, silk or tencel. Not only do they breathe while you’re wearing them. But they also biodegrade. I hate nylon or polyester…I called it plastic clothing. I can’t stand putting it against my skin and it’s so bad for the environment.

25 Full circle: The second life of old clothes abroad

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10 nov. 2017

Our reporters investigated what happens to old clothes thrown out by Westerners. For several months, our team followed the trail of recycled clothes – from initial collection points to resale on second-hand markets – on a journey through France, Italy, Tunisia and Senegal. They discovered a lucrative business worth several billion euros.
Vectored Thrust
That Fashion Designer who turns second hand clothes into fashionable new clothes is incredible! Not gonna lie, I’d happily wear some of those creations of his
That stylist in Tunis is brilliant. We need more people like him in this wasteful society
Eric Troxell
im 52, i still have a few clothes i wore in HIGH SCHOOL. i rarely buy clothes, they gotta be falling apart til i throw them out.
Nelson Olivera
I was born in the slum/favela in Rio, Brazil. I was happy to buy cheaper 2nd hand clothes. Today, i live in California and i buy, happily, 2nd hand clothes. I live in a community so I collect food waste for our worms, wood chips for our soil and sleep in my car twice a week in San Francisco where i work. Why not? I definitely live a very abundant life because there is so much waste!

26 Fast Fashion Industry Documentary

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25 mei 2015

Learn about how fast fashion is harming our planet.
You girls did a great job! Thank you for helping spread this valuable message!
Chi Butters
y’all did a killer job in this documentary. I might just have to show it in my sustainable workshop ^^
RoEco Fashion
great video guys! very informative!
Jasmine Lopez
Good job ! Girls love this
Diana Campanella
I shop a second hand shop an Good Will. I do experience the brain pleasure centers, for sure. I think shopping can be like an escape from thinking about those things that are stressing you out. Thanks for this great video!!

27 The garment industry in Bangladesh: Made in Bangladesh | Primark

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15 jan. 2014

Over the past 20 years, the garment industry in Bangladesh has grown to a US$19bn industry. This film explores the challenges the industry faces as it continues to develop, from the perspective of the manufacturers and workers involved.
Niko TF
As long as Primark just wants to sell clothing at the cheapest prices possible, every part of the supply chain will remain under pressure. Contractors will squeeze however they can to get the contracts in. Please care more about people and planet than just margins and profits.
Autumn Leaves
Primark need to start using recycled materials only in their stores instead of putting even more pressure upon the environment.
Pau Gallardo
The standard of living in Blangadesh are the same that UK?? of course not!!! the companies like Primark have to do something for have the same way of living paying more and give the people the same oportunities that british have.
Adrian Shala
Ur here for a geography lesson
Minimum wage joke.. slave labor no doubt.. but if we all stop buying people will start dying. Catch 22 situation.
Mdsharif Islam
Bangladesh garments Salary vary bad…

28 Sweatshops and Fast Fashion

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19 jan. 2018

Clothes thrown away account for a huge amount of waste in garbage dumps, according to CBC Marketplace’s latest investigation. Canadians on average purchase 70 new articles of clothing a year and that contributes to the 12 million tons a year of textile waste dumped into North America’s landfills. Some retailers have launched sustainability campaigns and set up in-store bins for recycling old items, but it’s no solution to the endless onslaught of throw-away clothes.
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29 Where Your Old Clothes Go | Trash Trail | CNA Insider

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16 dec. 2020

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. But a small town in Italy called Prato has built its fortune on transforming old scraps into new clothes, particularly knitwear and wool.
Could Prato represent a model for sustainable fashion?
Reporter: Sofia Bettiza
Editor: Sofia Bettiza
Filmed by: Paolo Patruno
I wish this sort of thing should be included in the Fashion schools course curriculum. It would make such a huge impact on budding designers of the future to be more conscious and sustainable.
P. Hearting
Clothing should be recycled this way on a global scale. I hope this is a start to a new wave.
Nitipriya Singh
Recycling is always the last resort… Stop over consuming and start treating your clothes well enough so that they look new till few centuries.
Nishee Kumari
This method should be taught globally, so that it will help to save our environment.
Deb Fryer
As a child in the 50s and 60s in England, I remember the rag and bone man who came round leading a horse drawn cart shouting “rags and bones”. We ran out with old clothes and old household items and he gave us balloons in return. The clothing was shredded and made into duffle coats which most people in the north of England wore in winter. They were very warm hooded coats lined with flannel and closed with wooden toggles.
Donna Shree Ingti
This method should spread worldwide. Really amazing.
Zero Bullet's
Since clothes are recyclable did you know that Bristol board a type of art paper is made of cotton? This means that we could turn our junk clothes into paper
paul clark
The fashion industry must be made to pay for it it’s that simple.

30 The clothes we wear | DW Documentary

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3 mrt. 2020

We live in an age of hyper-consumption, and nowhere is this more obvious than the fashion industry. ‘Fast fashion’ is the buzzword these days. Driven by glossy advertising campaigns, many consumers are constantly buying new clothes. 
New collections are arriving on the market at an ever increasing rate – many of them at rock-bottom prices. And if you believe the information campaigns run by some of the textile giants, consumers can now buy with a clear conscience. It’s become trendy for clothing labels to tout their green credentials, advertising eco-friendly labels allegedly made according to strict environmental standards. 
But is it all genuine? Two reporters go undercover to find out what’s really happening in the textile factories where many clothes destined for the European market are made. They discover the extent of the environmental devastation caused by the industry and how companies are making a profit from the fact that sustainability sells.
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Its not only primark, its almost all clothing brands, just dont buy more than you need if you dont want to pollute the planet. People need to be educated in minimalism.
I stopped buying clothes. I have enough to last me for the next 10+ years at least and I’ve already been wearing some for another 10.
kartik adhia
“I don’t care, I love it” playing in primark kinda sums it all.
German documentary filmmakers are never f-ing around…and that’s exactly how it’s should be done! Bravo, and thank you for your ongoing, very important work!
Susan Apollo
Fashion madness is extremely environmentally dangerous
jones baah
Growing up in Africa my parents used to advice my siblings and I that less is more. I love fashion but I think we’ve to care more about the environment and the safety of those workers who made our garments. Thanks DW for bringing out such a magnificent documentary 👍
Paul Neilson
With my new hazmat suit I dont need clothes anymore, I go commando.

31 Is Fashion Destroying the Planet? – Ethical Fashion Documentary

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6 jan. 2019

Pure Couture – At a time when sustaining our planet is at a crucial point, this documentary aims to show how we can keep our wardrobes sustainable and eco friendly. From understanding how every washing machine cycle can damage our oceans to recycling your old and textiles and reusing and repurposing your old clothes… This is a real eye opener and well worth watching for those interesting in helping reduce the amount of waste we suppy. Featuring Lily Cole, Pharell Williams and Youtuber Hannah Witton and Presented by Paris Lees
Denise Gore
“Could you wear it at least 30 times”? Hooley dooley!!!! I’ve got pieces I bought in the 80s and 90s I still wear.
Michelle Quintia VLOGS
This is why I NEVER watch “clothing haul videos” of YouTubers.
Shirley Ontiveros
As a newer seamstress, I can’t bear buying anything to support slave labor, or chemical pollution. I’ve learned so much in the last few years about this.
Offensive Username
Liked for going up the conveyor belt at 4:17.
Laura Guerro
If you buy fabric, where does that cotton or rayon come from?
Ocean Rock
Vintage clothing is much higher quality.
Ebbi Emmanuel
It would interest you to know that a large number of these used clothes are shipped to West Africa where they are sold at ridiculous prices. This is unethical, as the majority of these clothes are ruined and can only be won once or twice.
M. Hall
I remember back in the day when I was a teenager taking in one of my home economics class,namely sewing, the difference between style and fashion is style (allegedly good or bad) is what you pocess while fashion is sold to you. I was in high school in the mid eighties. I would go you one better and say no two people pocess the exact same style at any given time.
I can’t believe it. How people can buy something totally wearable and simply throw it away weeks later. I buy and have clothes for years to come!
thank you! great video.

John Cox
Brilliant! I will share this out with my young Fashion Students! Thank you

32 Fast fashion: The dumping ground for unwanted clothes – BBC News

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10 okt. 2021

Fashion brands are overproducing to meet the demands of modern trends and countries in West Africa are drowning under the weight of waste shipped to their shores every week.
BBC Africa’s Thomas Naadi investigates why donations and recycled clothing are actually ending up in landfill.

The fast fashion graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert – BBC News

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7 feb. 2022

The second-hand clothing trade is a well-established business in Chile.
Traders import unwanted garments – mainly from Europe and the US – to resell locally and to other Latin American nations.
But more than half of the 60,000 tonnes of clothes imported each year ends up in illegal desert landfills, with dire consequences for the environment and the local community.
When I see that, I see all the resources, work, time and pollution (which happens on so many different ways, while producing clothes). To see such a thing is painful. I really am going to use this video for my students in class… Hopefully, the ones are in fast fashion will think about their “lifestyle” the others, I hope, they won’t fall into it!
Lidia G
The angers me on so many levels, and I’ve always known this was the case because I’ve actually witnessed the ragpickers on these dumps in various continents. Every person from gluttonous countries who insist on filling their closets with things they do not need and shopping at these clearance stores should be forced to clean up this mess. Think of the workers in countries such as Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Honduras etc etc etc working long hours to produce this unnecessary surplus only to have it flown all over the planet to end up in a dump like this. For those who say there is no easy answer I suggest there is an easy answer. Stop consuming so much cr@p you do not need. Sorry, rant over.
Just another reason why I love op-shopping and wearing clothes until they develop holes. Fast fashion is toxic and destructive, in so many ways.
Cactus Danimator
I’ve never been one for fashion or clothes shopping. In fact, I haven’t bought any new clothes in years apart from replacing socks. This shows me that its more important then ever to not get drawn into the crazy fashion sense that people waste money and resources over. Your clothes are just a shell around your body, nothing more.
Space Cat
Never been a fan of fast fashion (or any fashion, to be honest) and throwaway culture we have (I’m in the UK and other areas). A lot of people here and some other places have this “If I can’t see it, it’s not there” attitude. Charity shops (and thrift stores) can only do so much. We need to reduce this waste now somehow.
When I see that, I see all the resources, work, time and pollution (which happens on so many different ways, while producing clothes). To see such a thing is painful. I really am going to use this video for my students in class… Hopefully, the ones are in fast fashion will think about their “lifestyle” the others, I hope, they won’t fall into it!
People are outraged, why? What do you think stores do? In America, they toss everything that doesn’t sell (which is a lot) into the trash compactor. Then it get picked up and taken to the dump. I think everyone should take a trip to their local trash dump, so they can see for themselves of what gets thrown away.
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I’ve never been one for fashion or clothes shopping. In fact, I haven’t bought any new clothes in years apart from replacing socks. This shows me that its more important then ever to not get drawn into the crazy fashion sense that people waste money and resources over. Your clothes are just a shell around your body, nothing more.
The angers me on so many levels, and I’ve always known this was the case because I’ve actually witnessed the ragpickers on these dumps in various continents. Every person from gluttonous countries who insist on filling their closets with things they do not need and shopping at these clearance stores should be forced to clean up this mess. Think of the workers in countries such as Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Honduras etc etc etc working long hours to produce this unnecessary surplus only to have it flown all over the planet to end up in a dump like this. For those who say there is no easy answer I suggest there is an easy answer. Stop consuming so much cr@p you do not need. Sorry, rant over.
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The angers me on so many levels, and I’ve always known this was the case because I’ve actually witnessed the ragpickers on these dumps in various continents. Every person from gluttonous countries who insist on filling their closets with things they do not need and shopping at these clearance stores should be forced to clean up this mess. Think of the workers in countries such as Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Honduras etc etc etc working long hours to produce this unnecessary surplus only to have it flown all over the planet to end up in a dump like this. For those who say there is no easy answer I suggest there is an easy answer. Stop consuming so much cr@p you do not need. Sorry, rant over.
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The angers me on so many levels, and I’ve always known this was the case because I’ve actually witnessed the ragpickers on these dumps in various continents. Every person from gluttonous countries who insist on filling their closets with things they do not need and shopping at these clearance stores should be forced to clean up this mess. Think of the workers in countries such as Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Honduras etc etc etc working long hours to produce this unnecessary surplus only to have it flown all over the planet to end up in a dump like this. For those who say there is no easy answer I suggest there is an easy answer. Stop consuming so much cr@p you do not need. Sorry, rant over.
Gluten Free Gam3r
I can PROUDLY say that NONE of my clothes have ever ended up in a landfill. Also, I buy 100% cotton clothes whenever possible.
Imtiaz Dar
Call the factory owners to clean their mess, they’re destroying the nature of the planet. 💔
Alex Zandria
Need to build a recycle plant to turn it all into new clothes that people WANT, and not throw away.
This is when WANT far exceeds NEED. Why does it happen? Greed.
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When I see that, I see all the resources, work, time and pollution (which happens on so many different ways, while producing clothes). To see such a thing is painful. I really am going to use this video for my students in class… Hopefully, the ones are in fast fashion will think about their “lifestyle” the others, I hope, they won’t fall into it!
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I’ve never been one for fashion or clothes shopping. In fact, I haven’t bought any new clothes in years apart from replacing socks. This shows me that its more important then ever to not get drawn into the crazy fashion sense that people waste money and resources over. Your clothes are just a shell around your body, nothing more.
The solution could be simple. Each individual stops consuming so much and go back to fewer things that are built to last..We need to change our views and perspectives!
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Just another reason why I love op-shopping and wearing clothes until they develop holes. Fast fashion is toxic and destructive, in so many ways.
Angie gómez
Qué importante es frenar eso, ese es un tipo de basura, ojalá nos mostraran también a dónde llega la basura de lo digital, cuánto contamina y cuanto degrada la tierra.
Just another reason why I love op-shopping and wearing clothes until they develop holes. Fast fashion is toxic and destructive, in so many ways.
I am very glad to have some of my clothing that is nearing the level where they have holes or friends simply identify me from a distance with the familiar sign of my clothes that go way back. Seriously why does Chile import so much non-sense?!
Tasha Bryan
What the actual fudge! That’s horrific. Why is it being dumped there? Bout time they ship it back to the entitled countries who are happy for this to exist.
yizhak shachar
A lot of possible uses for those clothes. 1. Filling for packages and fragile things instead of Styrofoam. 2. Filling for large children’s dolls. 3. Filling for mattresses, and if not comfortable for sleeping then at least for play mattresses that kids jump on them or fall mattresses in sports classes. 4. Reusable bags can be sewn from them, instead of plastic bags that are given to us in stores. 5. From small cloth sheets it is possible to sew work gloves. 6. In many clothes you can make small repairs and sell them as second-hand clothes.
Never shop at primark. They are rubbish and they rip easily.
RayShell d
I grew up in the 40s and 50s. My generation is really in shock seeing these dumps. If we bought a dress, we wore that dress until it was outgrown, then it would be handed down to a sister or a cousin, by that time it was pretty thread bare, and the dress would be taken apart and rags would be made out of it. But then before the rags got too stained, grandma or an aunt would cut small squares of the fabric that wasn’t too thread bare, and make quilts out of it. So ya..,,we reused and repurposed fabrics.. the prettiest skirt I ever owned was made from one of my mothers old dresses.
Molly LittleBird
I do not buy fast fashion as I like clothing that is well made and durable. I shop thrift shops and buy second hand when I want clothes. Contributing to this is not anything I will ever do.
Milani Nodada
I’m just thinking how I haven’t bought new clothes in almost 3 years. I just felt like the quality and style has been lacking and now seeing this makes it even worse. 🤢
Mr. Koala06
It could be an great opportunity for them if they look on the brighter side, if they recycle it into finished goods
Alexis B.
Amazing that none of it is donated to homeless shelters or women’s shelters. What a waste.